The owner of a Delaware computer repair shop has filed a lawsuit against Twitter, alleging that the social network effectively discredited him by identifying him as a “hacker” because Hunter Biden acted as a source of information from laptops owned by him. The York Post article was published in October.
In the lawsuit, John Paul Mac Isaac said he was forced to close his computer repair business Mac Shop in Wilmington, Delhi, after NY Post’s stories on Twitter violated the “hacked material” policy and initially banned users from sharing links. The paper, owned by Rupert Murdoch, claims that the material for Hunter Biden Exposure was provided by Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who allegedly received it from an abandoned MacBook Pro in Mac Isaac’s store.
McIssack has demanded টুই 500 million in damages and indefinite damages from Twitter, as well as attorneys’ fees, as well as an order to force Twitter to “return all false statements to the public.” His lawsuit was filed Monday, Dec. 27, in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
“The plaintiff is not a hacker and does not provide information obtained from the computer [constitute] The lawsuit was hacked because the plaintiff had access to a computer legally, “the lawsuit says. As a result of citing Twitter’s” hacked content “policy of blocking post articles, Mac Isaac says he is now” widely considered a hacker “and Has received negative online reviews and threats against him, claiming he was eventually forced to close his Mac shop.
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
On October 14, Twitter barred users from registering tweets in the New York Post alleging that Joe Biden and his son Hunter were involved in corruption in Ukraine and China.
After first citing the “hacked content” policy to block URLs, Twitter later revised the policy to allow tweets to discuss hacked content, and the company will now add labels to linked (instead of blocked) posts with such content.
On October 30, another update was made on Twitter: The social network said that decisions to implement policies that were subsequently changed would no longer be enforceable. “This means that any specific ponypost enforcement has managed to update our hacked materials policy, we will no longer restrict their account under the previous policy and they can now retweet,” the Twitter security team said. One source said. In addition, previous tweets of posts linked to Biden Stories, which Twitter disabled, were retrieved.
Communication from Republicans blocking posts posted on Twitter has prompted new calls for amendments or revocation of Section 230 of the Code of Conduct, which gives Internet companies latitude to protect content that violates their policies from legal liability. At a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in October, GOP members attacked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for blocking the company’s post stories.
Dorsey denies that the decisions to implement Twitter are in favor of democratic politicians or issues. He testified that the company blocked tweets with links to post articles because, “We don’t want Twitter to be a distributor for hacked content.” Dorsey previously admitted that it was wrong to block article URLs without articles.
At the same hearing, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company had limited distribution of the New York Post’s preliminary Biden story based on the FBI’s warning about possible “hacking and leaking” campaigns that could lead to “foreign manipulation efforts” before the US election.